Online Bachelor of Science (BS) in Facilities Management and Critical Infrastructure
Earn an online bachelor's degree in facilities management and critical infrastructure, take the lead in managing facilities, cybersecurity, and unmanned systems use.
With a degree in facilities management and critical infrastructure, you'll bring a unique skill set to the built environment. You'll understand the requirements of what it takes to manage a variety of facilities by using multiple disciplines to ensure functionality, comfort, safety and efficiency of the built environment by integrating people, place, process and technology. At the same time, your enhanced IT skills in cybersecurity will enable you to understand the nation's critical infrastructure and how protecting both physical buildings/industrial plants/transportation and their computer networks that remotely operate these facilities are crucial to our society and the way we live. Finally, you’ll complete an unmanned systems course and can add a minor in unmanned systems that will lead to being able to obtain your FAA Part 107 license to operate commercial uses of drones weighing less than 55 pounds.
Facilities Management is a trillion dollar industry and is huge both in the United States and internationally and leads to many career opportunities. There are many types of facilities such as small office complexes, high rises, stadiums, airports, to name just a few which directly overlap with the Department of Homeland Security’s 16 critical infrastructure sectors. These include the management and protection of facilities such as water and wastewater treatment facilities, power plants, oil refineries, manufacturing facilities, chemical facilities, transportation sector, nuclear industry, dams, commercial facilities, communications structures, defense bases, and hospitals. The International Facility Management Association provides a great summary of the industry on their webpage, click here.
Our location puts you in the heart of the action.
The Baltimore/Washington D.C. area has one of the largest concentrations of high-tech companies, defense contractors, and government agencies in the United States, making it easier to find internships and high-paying jobs.
Our classes are taught by working professionals.
The construction management field is undergoing rapid change in light of emerging technologies, including the Internet of Things (IoT).
Capitol Tech Opportunities
You have the chance to showcase your classroom knowledge in your capstone project, which is required for graduation. Depending on your major, this could be writing a report and giving an oral presentation or building, designing and testing a working prototype.
Co-Ops and Internships
An internship is an essential first step to launching your career. Our reputation helps to open doors, plus our career services office provides guidance on how to write a resume to career-related events and much more.
Program Director of the Construction Management and Critical Infrastructure Program
Gary Burke has an MBA from Southern Methodist University and a BS in Building Science from Auburn University. He has extensive experience in business operations and management, commercial and residential construction, real estate and land development, residential and commercial property. Professor Burke has a passion for education and has mentored hundreds of students in the construction management field.Contact Gary Burke
Dr. Ron Martin
Professor of Practice, Critical Infrastructure, Industrial Control System Security, and Access and Identity Management
Dr. Ron Martin is a Professor of Practice at Capitol Technology University, specializing in the functional areas of Critical Infrastructure, Industrial Control System Security, Identity, Credential, and Access Management. Dr. Martin maintains professional relationships with a diverse mix of businesses. He serves on the board of directors for many profit and nonprofit organizations, such as the International Foundation for Protection Officers (IFPO), and the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) P2887 - Zero Trust Security Working Group (ZTSWG) as Vice Chair. He is a voting member of the U.S. Technical Advisory Group to the International Standards Organization (ISO), which works to develop and articulate the U.S. position by ensuring public and private sector stakeholder involvement. He is also a member of the Cloud Security Alliance Zero-Trust/ Software Defined Perimeter Expert’s Working Group and the Security Industry Association Standards Committee.
Dr. Bradford L. Sims
Dr. Sims has always been involved with technology starting with receiving a Commodore 64 for his birthday and teaching himself basic programming to do more with the Commodore 64. He went on to obtain a BS in Building Construction Management from Purdue University and worked coast to coast in the United States and briefly in Europe in the project management area of industrial construction and by default of his experience with technology being involved with the computer systems as well at each company. Later, he went back to Higher Education to obtain an MS in Building Construction from the University of Florida and a Ph.D. in Curriculum & Instruction from Purdue University that lead him to his first position as an Assistant Professor at the University of Florida. As he moved to different universities, he advanced in the administrative positions becoming a Department Head, Dean, Chief Academic Officer, and President. Now at Capitol Technology University, he is bringing together his background in construction and technology along with Capitol Tech’s strong cybersecurity to build the first degree programs in Critical Infrastructure design to help protect the nation. This is an area of special interest to Dr. Sims as he sees the needs of those protecting are critical infrastructure from cyber attacks to also understand how these facilities operate to better defend against such attacks.
The online bachelor of science in facilities management and critical infrastructure is a total of 121 credits, which covers technical courses, mathematics and sciences, and English and social science courses.
Tuition & Fees
Tuition rates are subject to change.
The following rates are in effect for the 2022-2023 academic year, beginning in Fall 2022 and continuing through Summer 2023:
- There is no charge for online application, $25 fee for paper application
- Standard rate $450 per credit, plus fees
- Partnership rate $360 per credit, plus fees
- The active duty military tuition rate is $250 per credit, plus fees (additional discounts and scholarships do not apply)
- Academic Fee for UAS-120 $500
For 2022-2023 undergraduate tuition and fees, click here.